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Referred Journal Articles

Cheng, Z.*, H. Melakeberhan, S. Mennan, and P. S. Grewal. 2017. Relationship between soybean cyst nematode, Heterodera glycines, and soil nematode communities under long-term tillage and crop rotation systems. Nematropica. Accepted. *corresponding author. 

Bhandari, B.P., and Z. Cheng*#. 2017. Lobate lac scale, Paratachardina pseudolobata Kundo and Gullan, in Hawaii’s urban landscape: hosts and management. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science. In Pressdoi:10.1017/S174275841700025X *corresponding author. #co-first author.

Bal, H., N. Acosta, Z. Cheng, P. S. Grewal, and C. Hoy. 2017. Effect of habitat and soil management on dispersal and distribution patterns of entomopathogenic nematodes. Applied Soil Ecology, 121: 48-59.

Li, J., Y.-C. Zhao, G.-D. Ren, and Z. Cheng. 2017. Taxonomic study on specimens of the genus Micrencaustes deposited in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum (Coleoptera, Erotylidae). ZooKeys, 645: 27-35.

Moore, A., R. Quitugua, I. Iriarte, M. Melzer, S. Watanabe, Z. Cheng, and J.M. Barnes. 2016. Movement of Packaged Soil Products as a Dispersal Pathway for Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and Other Invasive Species. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 48: 21-22.

Bhandari, B.P., and Z. Cheng*. 2016. Trunk injection of systemic insecticides to control stem and leaf gall wasps, Josephiella species (Hymenoptera: Agaonidae), on Chinese banyan (Rosales: Moraceae) in Hawaii. Florida Entomologist, 99(2): 172-177. *corresponding author.

Sharma, K., Z. Cheng, and P. S. Grewal. 2015. Relationship between soil heavy metal contamination and soil food web health in vacant lots slated for urban agriculture in two post-industrial cities. Urban Ecosystems, 18: 835-855.

Wang, K.-H., T. Radovich, A. Pant, and Z. Cheng. 2014. Evaluating soil and plant health improvement effects of cover crops and vermicompost water extract in a short-term vegetable cropping system. Applied Soil Ecology, 82: 26-37. 

Bal, H. K., N. Acosta, Z. Cheng, H. Whitehead, P. S. Grewal, and C. W. Hoy. 2014. Effect of soil management on Heterorhabditis bacteriophora GPS11 persistence and biological control in a vegetable production system. Biological Control, 79: 75-83.
Cheng, Z., E. L. McCoy, and P. S. Grewal. 2014. Water, sediment, and nutrient runoff from urban lawns established on subsoil or topsoil and managed with inorganic or organic fertilizers. Urban Ecosystems, 17: 277-289.

Reeves, J., Z. Cheng, J. Kovach, M. D. Kleinhenz, and P. S. Grewal. 2014. Quantifying soil health and tomato crop productivity in urban community and market gardens. Urban Ecosystems, 17: 221-238.

Knight, A., Z. Cheng, S. S. Grewal, K. R. Islam, M. D. Kleinhenz, P. S. Grewal. 2013. Soil health as a predictor of lettuce productivity and quality: A case study of urban vacant lots. Urban Ecosystems, 16: 637-656.

Grewal, S. S., Z. Cheng, S. Masih, M. Wolboldt, N. Huda, A. Knight, and P. S. Grewal. 2011. An assessment of soil nematode food webs and nutrient pools in community gardens and vacant lots in two post-industrial American cities. Urban Ecosystems, 14: 181-194.

Cheng, Z., S. O. Salminen, and P. S. Grewal. 2010. Effect of organic fertilizers on the greening quality, shoot and root growth, and shoot nutrient and alkaloid contents of turf-type endophytic tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea. Annals of Applied Biology, 156: 25-37.

Park, S., Z. Cheng, B. B. McSpadden Gardener, and P. S. Grewal. 2010. Are nematodes effective bioindicators of soil conditions and processes along distance from roads and age of development in urban areas? Journal of Environmental Indicators, 5: 28-47.

Park, S., Z. Cheng, H. Yang, E. E. Morris, M. Sutherland, B. B. McSpadden Gardener, and P. S. Grewal. 2010. Differences in soil chemical properties with distance to roads and age of development in urban areas. Urban Ecosystems, 13: 483-497.

Cheng, Z., and P. S. Grewal. 2009. Dynamics of the soil nematode food web and nutrient pools under tall fescue lawns established on soil matrices resulting from common urban development activities. Applied Soil Ecology, 42: 107–117.

Cheng, Z., D. S. Richmond, S. O. Salminen, and P. S. Grewal. 2008. Ecology of urban lawns under three common management programs. Urban Ecosystems, 11: 177-195.

Cheng, Z., P. S. Grewal, B. R. Stinner, K. A. Hurto, and H. B. Hamza. 2008. Effects of long-term turfgrass management practices on soil nematode community and nutrient pools. Applied Soil Ecology, 38: 174-184.

Briar, S. S., G. B. Jagdale, Z. Cheng, C. W. Hoy, S. A. Miller, and P. S. Grewal. 2007. Indicative value of soil nematode food web indices and trophic group abundance in differentiating habitats with a gradient of anthropogenic impact. Environmental Bioindicators, 2: 146-160.

Long, C., Q. Zhang, Z. Xu, A. Li, J. Chen, and Z. Cheng. 2002. Treatment of DSD acid manufacturing wastewater on macroporous resin. Ion Exchange and Adsorption, 18(1): 45-50. (in Chinese language)

Cheng, Z. 2001. Distribution and comparison of heavy metal Cu and radioactive nuclein 3H in crucian body. Jiangsu Environmental Science and Technology, 14(3): 5-6. (in Chinese language)

Long, C., Q. Zhang, Z. Xu, J. Chen, A. Li, and Z. Cheng. 2001. Adsorption and desorption of DSD acid manufacturing wastewater on macroporous resin. Chinese Journal of Reactive Polymers, 10(1): 37-44.

Published Abstracts (peer-reviewed)

Marquez, J., K.‐H.Wang, B. S. Sipes, and Z. Cheng. 2017. Improving soil conditions for entomopathogenic nematodes with no‐till cover cropping. Journal of Nematology. In Press.

Waisen, P., K.‐H. Wang, Z. Cheng, and B. S. Sipes. 2017. Effective termination methods of Brassica cover crops for suppression of plant‐parasitic nematodes while enhancing soil health. Journal of Nematology. In Press.

Marquez, J., K.-H.Wang, B.S. Sipes, and Z. Cheng. 2016. Understanding the roles of soil water conservation on indigenous entomopathogenic nematodes and entomopathogenic fungi in a no-till organic mulching system. Journal of Nematology, 48(4): 348. 

Waisen, P., K.-H. Wang, Z. Cheng, and B.S. Sipes. 2016. Developing effective management strategies against plant-parasitic nematodes using oil radish in Hawaii. Journal of Nematology, 48(4): 381. 

Wang, K.-H., S. Ching, J. Marquez, S. Mishra, P.Waisen, and Z. Cheng. 2016. Relationships between cover crop plant available nitrogen mineralization rate and nematode soil health indicators. Journal of Nematology, 48(4): 381-382.

Wang, K.-H., G. Chen, Z. Cheng, S. Meyer, and C.R.R. Hooks. 2015. Contribution of no-till cover cropping to greenhouse gas remediation: Can nematodes tell the tale? Journal of Nematology, 47(3): 275.

Bal, H. K., N. Acosta, Z. Cheng, P. S. Grewal, C. W. Hoy. 2013. Dispersal and spatial distribution of entomopathogenic nematodes in an agroecosystem with a modified soil management system. Journal of Nematology, 45(4): 280-281.

Cheng, Z., R. Islam, S.S. Briar, and P.S. Grewal. 2012. A comparison between urban and agricultural soils using soil nematode community and other key soil parameters. Journal of Nematology, 44(4): 457-458.

Cheng, Z., S. Mennan, P.S. Grewal, and H. Melakeberhan. 2012. Effects of long-term tillage and rotation on the relationships between Heterodera Glycines and soil nematode community. Journal of Nematology, 44(4): 458.

Reeves, J., Z. Cheng, M.T. Kleinhenz and P.S. Grewal. 2012. An assessment of soil health and productivity in community and market gardens. Journal of Nematology, 44(4): 486.

Mennan, S., J. van Ravansway, Z. Cheng, H.K. Bal, P.S. Grewal, A.J.M. Smucker, A. Adelaja, J. Warbach, J. Qi, and H. Melakeberhan. 2012. Comparative analyses of nematode community and ecosystem services in agricultural and natural ecosystems of selected Michigan soil groups. Journal of Nematology, 44(4): 479.

Cheng, Z., A. Knight, R. Glover, K. Quaye, V. Roman, P. Yadav, K. Sharma, S.S. Grewal, R. Islam, and P.S. Grewal. 2011. Assessing soil nematode food webs and soil physical and chemical properties in urban vacant lots in a post-industrial American city. Journal of Nematology, 43(3-4): 233-234.

Grewal, S.S., Z. Cheng, S. Masih, M. Wolboldt, N. Huda, A. Knight, and P. S. Grewal. 2010. Are urban vacant lots suitable for food production? An assessment of soil nematode food webs and nutrient pools in community gardens and vacant lots. Journal of Nematology, 42(3): 244.

Cheng, Z., and P. S. Grewal. 2009. How do tall fescue lawns established on common urban soil matrices influence the nematode food web and nutrient pools? Journal of Nematology, 41(4): 319.

Park, S., Z. Cheng, H. Yang, E.E. Morris, M. Sutherland, B.B. McSpadden Gardener, and P.S. Grewal. 2009. Do soil nematode community reflect altered urban soil chemical properties? Journal of Nematology, 41(4): 367-368.

Cheng, Z., Douglas S. Richmond, John Cardina, Seppo O. Salminen, and Parwinder S. Grewal. Influence of management intensity on the ecology of urban lawns. Conference Proceedings: Emerging Issues – along urban/rural interfaces 2, pp. 304-305. April 9-12, 2007. Atlanta, GA. 

Cheng, Z., Parwinder S. Grewal, and Benjamin R. Stinner. Effects of lawn management practices on soil nematode community and nutrient pools. Conference Proceedings: The First International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (2005), American Academy of Sciences, Vol. 2, pp. 244. January 23-26, 2005. New Orleans, LA.

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